What is stress
The transactional model of Lazarus defines stress as an imbalance between the demands of the environment and the individual’s resources. According to this model, the individual makes a primary appraisal of the situation or the demand with which he is confronted. The
demand may be perceived as a challenge or even a threat if the individual thinks that it may give rise to negative consequences-and-extent. The individual then makes a model-of-stresssecondary appraisal where he attempts to determine what resources are available to meet the demand. Thus, workplace stress implies that work-related demands exceed the employee’s ability to adapt to these demands. The effects of stress may therefore be positive and provide the motivation, energy and creativity needed to accomplish a task if the individual thinks that he has the abilities and resources needed to succeed at it. The effects of stress will be negative when there is a discrepancy between the individual’s resources and the demand.
Consequences of Stress at work
The growing body of research on the link between stress and physical well-being has led to the development of numerous stress reduction programs in organizations. Our stress management program incorporates many of the features that have become standard practice in effective programs. The goal is to help workers understand the nature of stress and its health effects and improve their stress coping skills.
We provide different types of programs, including supervisory training, individual coaching, interpersonal skills training, stress management training, and emotional competence training.
If you would like more information about any of these programs, please contact us.